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February Arts Scene

By on Feb 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s time to take your mind off the snow and the cold, stop wishing for spring and the sunshine, and immerse yourself in Collingwood’s arts scene. The month of February is stacking up to be a great show when it comes to taking full advantage of the city’s arts and culture. Whether you’re into film, theater, or want to take a workshop to learn about art yourself, this month is the time to make it happen. Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts (BMFA) A mainstay in the community when it comes to promoting art and encouraging art education, BMFA is going to be busy this month with workshops and events. First up is the Intuitive Abstract Painting Workshop, on February 21st. This workshop will use individuals’ current knowledge of colour theory to educate on using intuition to complete abstract paintings. Next up, on February 24th and 25th, participants will be able to study evocative...

Welcome to Collingwood

By on Feb 9, 2018 in Collingwood things to do |

As a new Collingwood resident, know that you have come to a great part of the world, and we are so excited to welcome you into our town. From skiing and snowboarding on the slopes in the winter, to sitting along the beach in the summer, Collingwood is a year round delight and offers lots of opportunities for families, kids, millennials, and everyone in between. As you get settled into your new home, take advantage of some of the amazing features that Collingwood has to offer. Blue Mountains In the heart of winter, this one may already be the most prominent, but visiting the mountains, buckling into your skis and enjoying the snow and great outdoors is indeed one of Collingwood’s greatest offerings. Not just for the snow season though, you can take advantage of hikes, zip lining, and special events on the mountain at other times of the year. And their proximity to Collingwood makes it...

Beat the Winter Blues

By on Feb 2, 2018 in Collingwood things to do |

When January starts to come to a close, with February almost here, it’s easy to start to get excited by the prospect of warmer weather. “Spring is just around the corner,” you think, as the groundhog pops out to have a view, only to remind you of how much winter is left. If you’re starting to feel a bit of winter doom and gloom, suffering from a case of the winter blues, try some of these fun activities to get you through to sunnier days!   Arts and Crafts Whether you have craft supplies already at home, or you go out and stock up on a few things like paint, brushes, paper, and glue, there are so many amazing craft ideas that you can do at home, that the whole family will love. You can purchase wooden letters and have everyone paint their initials; you can get a big canvas and have everyone contribute to a family mural. Buy a variety of beads and a spool of cord and make your own...

Collingwood Family Day

By on Jan 26, 2018 in Uncategorized |

A cherished holiday every year, Family Day in Collingwood is a chance to forget about work, leave all the weekday stresses behind, and get out in the community with your family. This year, there are lots of family friendly activities happening throughout Collingwood, and lots of ways for you to get involved. On February 19th, check out some of these locations for your Family Day celebrations: Blue Mountain Resort Family Day weekend at Blue Mountain Resort promises to be filled with active adventure, entertainment, outdoor activities, and events that the whole family can participate in. And the best part is, you can take in events starting Saturday morning, and going straight through until Monday afternoon! Start the weekend enjoying family activities and taffy on the snow, before enjoying a DJ party Saturday afternoon and taking in the fireworks in the evening. Sunday brings special...

Snowshoeing the Scenic Caves

By on Jan 17, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Situated less than 10 minutes from the Blue Mountains Resort, and closer still to the Scandinave Spa of Blue Mountain, you’ll find Collingwood’s Scenic Caves. Dating back to 1850, these caves were first discovered by explorers in the early 1800s, before Collingwood was even incorporated. They were later settled as a farm and with additional acreage. In 1932, the caves were established as a tourist attraction. Owned by a former Toronto police chief, opening the location to the public gave visitors the chance to explore the farm as well as attend guided tours of the caves. Today, it continues to grow in popularity and it offers cave tours, as well as 420-foot suspension bridge, children’s adventure playground, a train, and now a zipline, featuring as the longest Twin Zip Line in Canada. And with winter in full swing, there is something even more exciting: exploring the park on snowshoe!...

Collingwood Snow Sports

By on Jan 13, 2018 in Uncategorized |

Winter rages on here in Collingwood, and while it may be cold outside, if you are into winter sports, it has been a ski-lovers’ paradise. With lots of snow, temperatures that allow the hills to stay in good condition, and proximity to the pristine Blue Mountain region, it’s time to ramp up your ski season and make sure you are taking full advantage of all Collingwood has to offer with these fun, upcoming skiing events. Celebrate Winter On January 20 and January 21, come celebrate winter all day long. Presented by Blue Mountain Resort, start in the morning with your usual ski and snowboarding plans, then stop at the top of the mountain for Woodview Mountaintop Skating. There is a snowshoe tour and family activities, along with interactive drumming and wagon rides to round out the morning. In the afternoon, take in the DJ’s set, go eat taffy off the snow, and try your hand at the...

How to Protect your Home in the Bitter Cold

By on Jan 6, 2018 in Collingwood Real Estate |

As if the snow wasn’t enough, Old Man Winter has certainly made his presence known with the freezing temperatures and wind-chill that are currently overtaking the Collingwood region.  And while you may do a good job of bundling yourself and your kids up, have you considered your house? The cold temperatures and biting wind can be very damaging to your home, and it’s worth putting in some time to focus on protecting it from the nasty winter weather.   Focus on Insulation Poor insulation within your house allows cold air to enter, creates drafty areas, and can lead to moisture from rain and snow getting inside. You can purchase new insulation strips to add around the outside of doors and windows and this will prevent drafty winds from blowing through, as well as reduce unwanted moisture from melting snow and condensation from seeping in. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to use...

Collingwood in the New Year

By on Dec 29, 2017 in Collingwood Events, Collingwood things to do, Uncategorized |

As we enter into January, and the prime of the winter season, in many ways Collingwood is just starting to come alive.  The days may be short, and the darkness comes early, but there are lots of fun and exciting events to get you through the winter and into spring.  Not to mention, a great line-up of exciting things to come in the latter half of the year, and plenty of events to look forward to for kids and adults alike as we embrace a new year with new possibilities as a community.  Get out your calendar to mark down some dates and get ready to join in on the fun! Celebrating Winter As a town located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, and spending much of the time in winter mode, there are still several months of snow and snow activities to look forward to as we kick off 2018.    The Skate Trail through Discovery Harbour will open on the weekends until (hopefully!) mid March, and...